Sun Kil Moon and Jesu are teaming up for another collaborative album later this year, and today they have released a scorching anti-Michael Jackson song. Luring you in with gentle acoustic guitar not dissimilar to Neil Young, the lyrics come about as a complete smack in the face.
The recently released He’s Bad addresses many of Jackson’s known problems and the many more allegations against him and his controversial lifestyle. Some verses specifically reference a recent report which alleges that videos and photos of child pornography, animal torture, and other sexually violent images were uncovered throughout his home.
“They said, ‘Did you hear the latest on him?
They found child porno at his place.
And animal torture videos.’
Is the latest on him true?
Well, I don’t fucking know
But if I had a son, would I let him get into a car with Michael Jackson?
The song also discusses his skin colour, and addresses Jackson’s own troubled childhood:
“I’m sorry for the bad things his father did to him
But it doesn’t add up to building a Willy Wonka trap for kids
And changing the colour of your god-given skin.”
Listen to the heated track here.
Kozelek leaves no room for misinterpretation, bluntly singing, “He’s bad, he’s and I’m glad. He’s dead, and to me it ain’t that fuckin’ sad.”
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